Set in a loop of the River Yarrow on the southern edge of Chorley, flanked on one side by Yarrow Valley Country Park and on the other by Duxbury Park Golf Club, Birkacre Park is collection of new homes only around a mile from the lively amenities of Chorley town centre. With a delightful village green and pond marking the entrance to a peaceful, beautifully landscaped new neighbourhood, this superb development offers the best of all worlds.
There are five medical practices within a mile-and-a-half of Birkacre Park, of which the largest are the Library House Surgery and the Regent House Surgery, with seven and five GPs respectively. There is also a wide choice of dentists and pharmacists in both Coppull and Chorley.
Situated in the beautiful Lancashire countryside, Next Generation really does have something for everybody. The club incorporates sports facilities, recreational facilities, studio classes and has a function room available for any occassion. A superb undulating parkland golf course at Duxbury Park, in the grounds of the old Duxbury Hall, is virtually adjacent to Birkacre Park.
The thoroughfares of Spendmore Lane in Coppull and the town centre of Chorley offer an excellent choice of food and drink shops, supermarkets and convenience stores within around fifteen minutes’ walk of Birkacre Park. There is also a Botany Bay retail complex just outside the town, with five floors of shopping as well as restaurants, coffee bars and a play area. And just 15 miles away, the vibrant city centre of Preston offers a stimulating shopping environment in which a spectrum of the most exciting high-street names and major national stores, many of them located in the newly refurbished Fishergate Centre, are complemented by Victorian arcades, speciality shops in quaint traditional streets and a variety of open-air markets.
Birkacre Park has an excellent selection of schools within easy walking distance, and the area operates a School Sport Partnership designed to raise standards of fitness and activity throughout primary and secondary schools.
Set between the M6 and the M61, Birkacre Park is exceptionally convenient for commuting to Liverpool, Manchester and the whole North West. John Lennon International Airport and the Liverpool ferry ports are just around 20 miles away, and there are regular services from Chorley Railway Station, a mile-and-a-half from the development, to Blackpool, Preston, Manchester and Manchester Airport.
Chorley has a wide choice of pubs and wine bars, and the surrounding area offers a good range of nightlife and entertainment, including the Worden Arts and Crafts Centre with its varied programme of live events in a modern venue set in the attractive surroundings of Worden Park on the southern edge of Leyland. The Camelot Theme Park, around two-and-a-half miles from Birkacre Park, combines a working farm with thrilling rides and jousting tournaments, and there is also a Vue multiscreen cinema and a Hollywood Bowl at Middlebrook Leisure Park in nearby Horwich.
There are several major parks, green spaces and riverside walks close to Birkacre Park. Virtually backing onto the development and entered from nearby Birkacre Road, the 50-hectare Yarrow Valley Country Park includes picnic areas, restored mill waterways and lakes, and a network of paths for walking, cycling and riding through an area rich in wildlife. Among the many other outdoor attractions in easy reach, Astley Park, near Chorley town centre, offers varied woodland walks and sports facilities with the Jacobean Astley Hall, a popular exhibition venue, at its centre. Just 20 minutes’ drive away, the impressive Cuerden Valley Park presents 650 acres of mixed landscapes, habitats and activities suitable for all abilities and ages.